On Arranged Marriage, by Theognis of Megara

On Arranged Marriage

The daily marriages we make,
Where price is everything: for money's sake
Men marry; women are in marriage given.
The churl or ruffian that in wealth has thriven
May match his offspring with the proudest race;
Thus everything is mixed, noble and base!

poems.one - Theognis of Megara

Theognis of Megara